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    Rapid City, South Dakota: 2013

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    From a trip to the treasured Mount Rushmore to the discovery of iconic furniture by Thomas Molesworth, South Dakota presents ROADSHOW with some fantastic frontier finds.

    Hour 1 | Original Air Date: April 22, 2013 (#1713)

    VIDEO: Owner Interview: 1933 Molesworth Furniture

    Pull up a chair for the guest's interview after the surprising appraisal of her Molesworth furniture collection.

    VIDEO: Field Trip: Presidential Prints at Mount Rushmore National Memorial

    Mark L. Walberg visits the iconic Mount Rushmore National Memorial and explores presidential prints with Christopher Lane.

    ARTICLE: What Was the Boxer Rebellion?

    Learn more about this traumatic upheaval in the history of modern China.

    ARTICLE: A Tiffany Presentation Pitcher for a Family Hero

    A ROADSHOW guest's 1854 Tiffany & Company presentation pitcher commemorates a tale of heroism that has been passed down from generation to generation.


    Hour 2 | Original Air Date: April 29, 2013 (#1714)

    VIDEO: Field Trip: Antique Motorcycle Toys

    Join host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Noel Barrett at the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum for a look at some pocket-sized bikes in Rapid City Hour 2.

    ARTICLE: Real or Repro Majolica: Collectors Conundrum

    A ROADSHOW guest in Rapid City gets some good and bad news about her purchased piece of colorful pottery.


    Hour 3 | Original Air Date: May 6, 2013 (#1715)

    ARTICLE: The Legacy of Enola Gay

    In 1945, Enola Gay's 12-man crew dropped the world's first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. Today the plane remains a poignant symbol of Allied victory in the Pacific, unprecedented man-made devastation, and the coming of the nuclear age.

    FIELD TRIP: 19th-Century Sioux Artifacts

    Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser John Buxton discuss historic Sioux objects from the 19th century at Sylvan Lake in Custer State Park.


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    VIDEO: Web-Exclusive Appraisal

    Douglas Diehl appraises a 19th Century Tlingit seal skin tunic, a beaded treasure that has lasted through the years.

    VIDEO: Web-Exclusive Appraisal

    When Gloria Lieberman appraises these Late Georgian Chalcedony earpendants in Rapid City, she uncovers their previously unknown feature!

    VIDEO: Web-Exclusive Appraisal

    A rare German bisque doll called "Little Duke" gets paid royal attention to by appraiser Scott Tagliapietra.

    VIDEO: The Rapid City Feedback Booth

    ROADSHOW made some monumental discoveries in Rapid City, SD. Now hear more guests share their stories!

    VIDEO: Web-Exclusive Appraisal

    Learn from Mark Walberg and appraiser Beth Szescila as they discuss tips on authenticating and caring for old, treasured flags.

    VIDEO: Web-Exclusive Appraisal

    Lauren Bacall? Johnny Cash? Check out this special collection of TWA boarding passes!

    SLIDESHOW: Behind the Scenes in Rapid City

    On Saturday, July 14, ROADSHOW visited Rapid City, South Dakota, home of Mt. Rushmore, where we made some monumental discoveries or our own!

    VIDEO: Web-Exclusive Appraisal

    This rock from the achondrite aubrite meteorite that fell in Norton County, Kansas, is an other-worldly find! Check out Laura Woolley's fascinating appraisal.

    VIDEO: Web-Exclusive Appraisal

    This may look like a child's chair, but it's not for playtime! John Sollo appraises a sleek machine-age salesman sample lounge chair.

    1933 Four Pieces of Molesworth and Lamp
    John Sollo

    $130,000-$180,000
    Hour 1


    19th-Century Lakota Hide Tanning Kit
    Douglas Deihl

    $4,000-$6,000
    Hour 1


    1881 Carved & Polychromed Cane
    Allan Katz

    $4,000-$5,000
    Hour 1


    1944 Martin D-28 Herringbone Guitar
    Ken Farmer

    $35,000-$45,000
    Hour 1


    1888 Charles Russell Drawing
    Colleene Fesko

    $20,000
    Hour 1


    Louis Sullivan Elevator Grill, ca. 1894
    Eric Silver

    $20,000-$30,000
    Hour 1


    Japanese Rampart Gun, ca. 1850
    Paul Carella

    $3,000-$5,000
    Hour 1


    Photo Album of China, ca. 1908
    Lark Mason

    $10,000-$15,000
    Hour 1


    Samson Porcelain Pitcher, ca. 1850
    Matthew Quinn

    $300-$500
    Hour 1


    1854 Tiffany Presentation Pitcher
    Reid Dunavant

    $4,000-$5,000
    Hour 1


    Gübelin Lucerne Mystery Clock, ca. 1900
    John Delaney

    $5,500-$6,000
    Hour 1


    WWII Paratrooper Uniform Group
    Jeffrey Shrader

    $3,500-$4,000
    Hour 1


    1959 Elvis Presley Autographs
    Laura Woolley

    $4,000-$5,500
    Hour 1


    Gold Archeological Revival Brooch, ca. 1870
    Kate Waterhouse

    $5,000-$7,000
    Hour 1


    1906 T. Roosevelt Portrait by Curtis
    Daile Kaplan

    $10,000-$15,000
    Hour 1


    Picasso Etching, ca. 1956
    Todd Weyman

    $1,500
    Hour 1


    Roycroft Copper Vase, ca. 1910
    Kerry Shrives

    $2,500-$6,000
    Hour 1


    1893 Wrought Iron Exhibition Piece
    Brian Witherell

    $1,500-$2,500
    Hour 1


    Conrad Schwiering Oil, ca. 1966
    David Weiss

    $25,000
    Hour 1


    Legras Cameo Glass Vases, ca. 1905
    Meredith Meuwly

    $500-$800
    Hour 1


    Rock-Ola Juke Box, ca. 1948
    Brian Witherell

    $2,000-$3,000
    Hour 2


    20th-Century Signed Comic Art Panels
    Leila Dunbar

    $15,500
    Hour 2


    1879 René de Saint-Marceaux Bronze
    Kerry Shrives

    $15,000-$20,000
    Hour 2


    Venetian Gilded Bergère, ca. 1850
    Karen Keane

    $10,000
    Hour 2


    1932 Gutzon Borglum Letter & Signed Photo
    Ken Sanders

    $1,000-$1,200
    Hour 2


    Edouard Cortès Oil, ca. 1945
    David Weiss

    $55,000
    Hour 2


    French Paste & Silver Brooch, ca. 1890
    Jill Burgum

    $800-$1,200
    Hour 2


    E. Howard Watch & Gold Quartz Chain
    Jonathan Snellenburg

    $15,000-$20,000
    Hour 2


    Duffner & Kimberly Lamp, ca. 1909
    Arlie Sulka

    $6,000
    Hour 2


    David Klein TWA Posters, ca. 1960
    Nicholas Lowry

    $2,300-$3,400
    Hour 2


    Joseph Whiting Stock Folk Art Portrait, ca. 1845
    C. Wesley Cowan

    $20,000-$30,000
    Hour 2


    1979 Clyde Aspevig "Snow Ridge" Oil
    Meredith Hilferty

    $50,000
    Hour 2


    Rosa Bonheur's "The Horse Fair" Print
    Christopher Lane

    $8,000-$9,000
    Hour 2


    Claymore Beaded Bag, ca. 1895
    John Buxton

    $40,000-$60,000
    Hour 2


    Alexander Archipenko Work on Paper, ca. 1935
    Aaron Bastian

    $20,000-$40,000
    Hour 2


    Civil War Officer's Saber
    Rafael Eledge

    $1,500-$2,000
    Hour 2


    Victorian Oak Sideboard, ca. 1870
    Karen Keane

    $2,000-$3,000
    Hour 3


    Chinese Enameled Porcelain Bowl, ca. 1920
    Dessa Goddard

    $2,000-$3,000
    Hour 3


    Salesman's Sample Ice Box, ca. 1900
    Noel Barrett

    $2,500-$3,000
    Hour 3


    Meissen Porcelain Figurine, ca. 1875
    David Lackey

    $4,000-$6,000
    Hour 3


    Miniature Serpentine Chest, ca. 1815
    John Nye

    $6,000-$9,000
    Hour 3


    Edmund H. Osthaus Watercolor, ca. 1910
    Alasdair Nichol

    $50,000
    Hour 3


    French Modern Art Collection
    Todd Weyman

    $71,200-$71,500
    Hour 3


    Byrd Commemorative Quilt, ca. 1930
    Stephen Fletcher

    $5,000
    Hour 3


    South Dakota Brand Books
    Ken Gloss

    $3,520-$5,600
    Hour 3


    Trippensee Planetarium Model, ca. 1900
    Brent Lewis

    $3,000-$5,000
    Hour 3


    1970 Oscar Howe "Skin Painter" Painting
    Bruce Shackelford

    $10,000-$12,000
    Hour 3


    20th-Century Signed Bandleader Photos
    Leila Dunbar

    $15,000
    Hour 3


    1902 Frank Lloyd Wright Blueprints
    Suzanne Perrault

    $1,500-$3,000
    Hour 3


    Tiffany Desk Lamp, ca. 1915
    Kathleen Bailey

    $4,000-$6,000
    Hour 3


    Rose Cut Diamond Jewelry, ca. 1955
    Peter Shemonsky

    $25,000-$30,000
    Hour 3


    Enola Gay Group, ca. 1945
    Rafael Eledge

    $15,000
    Hour 3


    Chinese Bronze Censer, ca. 1800
    Lark Mason

    $2,500-$4,000
    Hour 3


    Early 19th-Century Dress with Colonial Fabric
    Steven Porterfield

    $600-$800
    Hour 3


    Tiffany Favrile Glass Bowl, ca. 1905
    Meredith Meuwly

    $500-$800
    Hour 3


    Shirley Temple Doll, ca. 1934
    Marshall Martin

    $500-$650
    Hour 3